Exceptional Academy Builds Futures with Habitat for Humanity
Exceptional Academy's Interns started a new build with Habitat for Humanity. We are so impressed by our Exceptional Academy students' hard work and civic-mindedness! Thank you also to our Exceptional Academy staff and our friends at Habitat for Humanity of Island County for creating this hands-on service opportunity in our community.
The National Honor Society (NHS) at Oak Harbor High School is conducting a football-themed food drive to benefit the North Whidbey Help House. Boxes are found at Wildcat Way at the high school and the district office. The boxes represent the two teams headed to the Super Bowl. Donors are encouraged to choose place items in the team that they are rooting for. The NHS will tally the results. Winners get bragging rights for their team and for supporting a good cause.
Class of 2003 graduate Kimberly Schmal (Boon) attended high school in Oak Harbor and has worked in the finance department at the City of Oak Harbor for 16 years. An avid runner, she is currently training for the 2024 NYC Marathon.
The advice she would give to herself if she could go back: "Don't give up your dreams no matter what anyone says."
Read Kimberly's full story at http://tinyurl.com/KimberlySchmal
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|This week fourth-grade students from across the district visited Oak Harbor High School for the Experience Music Project. The event is a way to expose students to musical program opportunities in the future. The enthusiastic elementary students were able to hear from high school choirs and bands, learn more about instruments and vocal ranges - AND join in with interactive trivia and songs! Thank you to Darren McCoy, Katie O'Shea, and students for presenting, and for the assistance of our educators at the elementary schools for partnering on such a fun event!
|Oak Harbor Virtual Academy students and families had a blast at their Tea with Teachers painting Whidbey Island Rocks. Be on the lookout for some awesome rocks around town!
Kindergarteners at Oak Harbor Elementary have been learning about Native Americans in their reading curriculum. Mr. Ward presented his collection and knowledge to Kindergarten classes earlier this week.
At Olympic View Elementary Ms. Byers’ and Mrs. Hackler’s classes collaborated to play Emoji Slapdown! Emoji Slapdown is a game to practice the process of elimination when answering multiple-choice questions. Students worked together to find the stinky answer, the tricky answer, and the correct answer for math word problems.
Oak Harbor Girls Wrestling (3A) Recognized as
WIAA and Les Schwab Tire Centers Team of the Month
Each month throughout the remainder of the school year, the WIAA and Les Schwab Tire Centers will recognize a varsity Team of the Month for each of the six classifications. Winning teams will be chosen based on performance, dedication in the classroom, and service to the community. Each Team of the Month winner receives a commemorative trophy and a $100 donation to their program. Go Cats!
Oak Harbor Students Rise to the Challenge at SkillsUSA Photography and Videography Regional Competitions
Between January 12 and January 25, Oak Harbor High School hosted the SkillsUSA North Puget Sound Regional Photography and TV Production competitions. Students from across the North Puget Sound Region tested their skills against each other, vying for the chance to go to the State Competition in their respective competitions. While the high school played host, the majority of the competitions were in fact virtual, leaving it up to the students to measure their own progress and deadlines. Regardless of snow days and delays, our students rose to the challenge exhibiting their graphic arts prowess.
Reporting by Matthew Ackerman, 12th grade & Photography by Xaviera Bolden, 11th grade, and by the competitors
North Whidbey Middle School's intramural girls volleyball team finished the season in 1st place! Congratulations to students, coaches, and parents for your commitment during the season! Congratulations Cougars!
It's National School Counseling Week and we've been celebrating our amazing school counseling teams! Our school counselors go above and beyond to help guide our students toward productive and steady futures. Truly, they are behind-the-scenes heroes for our students every day. Please join us in thanking our counselors for all that they do!